Hot 97 Tapes: Summer of ’96 Mix


Take a trip back 20 summers to NYC as ItsOverture mixes up classic hip-hop songs from 1996, complete with vintage Hot 97 drops and clips. Very nicely done—that Jeru ad in the beginning just blew my mind! Listen above.

*Bonus Mixes*

Mad Science: The Large Professor Story (Mixed by Its Overture)

Main Source “Breaking Atoms 25 Mix” (Mixed by Hellee Hooper)

Cypress Hill ‘Cypress Hill’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape (Mixed by DJ Matman)

Live From The Boogie Blind Residence (Mixed by Lord Finesse)

Madlib and Samples (Mixed by Jackhicham)

Smoove Operator

Comedy, Videos

Mount Vernon’s own JB Smoove swung through Hot 97 this week to chat with Ebro, Peter Rosenberg, and Laura Stylez about the Oscars, his MSG show Four Courses, the possible return of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and much more. Love this dude.

Catch JB doing stand up next weekend at Caroline’s in NYC (1/28-1/30), and I’m trying to go check him out at Foxwoods in CT on April 8th who’s with me?!